The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum are pleased to host the first biannual New England Women’s Policy Conference in Boston this November. This trailblazing event will convene a diverse cross-section of stakeholders to chart a regional policy agenda that builds on past successes and breaks new ground in areas where there has been limited or little progress. Our goal is to develop a policy framework that serves to coordinate the efforts of all those who are actively working to increase the economic security of women and their families. This includes stakeholders from the public, private and non-profit sectors.
This bipartisan conference will focus on building important bridges among leaders from the six New England states and from diverse organizations including elected officials, leaders of state and municipal women’s commissions, heads of nonprofit organizations, business executives, leaders of women’s organizations, labor unions and other important decision makers. The policies working women and their families need must come not only from public policies, legislation and regulatory measure, but also from voluntary employer policies and new partnerships across sectors.
The theme of the 2014 conference is “Ensuring Economic Security for All Women and Their Families.” The conference will provide research and information on the status of women in New England and the issues that continue to challenge them and their families. Most importantly, conference attendees will engage in an active dialogue to set policy benchmarks about where we are now and set policy goals for the future.